(From 1995 Vintage) Simi's Chardonnay is characterized in every vintage by this silky texture and well balanced concentration of fruit and oak that follow through for a long, smooth finish. It has special citrus and apple notes in the aroma, and a fruit delicacy enhanced by the subtle vanilla nuances of oak. At the winery, the fruit was quickly pressed off its skins, then 48% of the juice was barrel fermented in French oak and 52% stainless steel fermented. After a secondary malolactic fermentation, the wine was bar...
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesIt is hard to fault this bottling when it comes to cleanliness and balance, but it is something of a "plain Jane" when it comes to richness and range, and its slightly rounded, smooth-as-can-be manner commends it to quaffing with chicken in the immediate near term.
Wine BuyerAppearance: Brilliantly clear, light yellow straw Aroma: Vibrant notes of pear, green apple and orange zest, accented by soft hints of cream and toast. Flavor: Lively on the palate with peach, pear, l...